This documentary is an intimate and personal portrait of filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942 – 1994; Sebastiane, Caravaggio, Blue) with actress Tilda Swinton (a close collaborator who appeared in nine of Jarman's films) as narrator and guide. Director Isaac Julien weaves together a previously unreleased interview from 1991, home movies from Jarman's youth, clips from Jarman's films, and archival material, to create a touching homage to a trailblazer in the world of gay film. Highly recommended.
Derek, dir. Isaac Julien, UK 2008, 76 min. video
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